Warner Bros’ Studio Tour London — The Making Of Harry Potter shall be closing from 8PM native time tonight in response to the coronavirus disaster. In an announcement posted to its web site, WB famous there have been no reported instances of COVID-19 on the facility, however “out of an abundance of warning and within the curiosity of the well being and wellbeing of our guests, staff and local people,” the choice was made to quickly shutter the attraction.

Situated adjoining to WB’s Leavesden studios in Watford, England — the place all eight Harry Potter movies have been made — the tour opened in 2012 and provides a glimpse on the behind-the-scenes magic of the Wizarding World, together with authentic units, props, costumes, animatronic creatures and particular results. Units embody Hogwarts’ Nice Corridor, The Forbidden Forest, Platform 9¾ and Diagon Alley. It has proved a extremely fashionable vacationer vacation spot.

The shutdown within the UK follows a flurry of latest information that main exhibition chains are closing their theaters all through the nation in an effort to include the unfold of the coronavirus and as neighboring markets in Europe have been placed on lockdown.

Warners mentioned that full refunds shall be issued for tickets dated from March 17-April 3. Alternatively, tickets could also be rebooked for an additional date, although a reopening has but to be decided and all bookings are suspended till June 30. “We’re persevering with to observe the state of affairs intently and can publish any updates on our web site and social channels,” the studio famous.